Is it too early to start thinking about 2012 goals? I’m injured and won’t be back in action until the beginning of December. At that point, after being out for five weeks, my December race results will be sub par at best so my only hope is to look forward to 2012 and what I might accomplish.
I was in the kitchen making dinner and I had left my cell phone and a glass of water on the coffee table. Cody, our new dog a six month old pitbull mix, is in the habit of tipping over glasses on the coffee table. I heard him making noises in the living room and the image of my new iphone drenched in water flashed through my mind.
“On your mark get set… (long pause) On your mark get set (long pause)” They were having some difficulties getting the gun to fire, but luckily that was no indication of my race start. I started out strong and held a decent pace up a pretty long and steep hill at about the half mile mark. When I got to the top I recovered for a second and then focused on speedy turnover to make up for a little lost time.
By the end of the first mile I was only off pace by about five seconds. My usual race strategy (top secret) is to start at 5-10 seconds slower than goal pace,
What is hashing? Running meets drinking with a little bit of game thrown in. I’ll explain later, but a friend of mine told me about it maybe a year ago. I really wanted to participate, but couldn’t figure out where to go to find it.
Fast forward to this past Monday. I had just moved, things were hectic and on top of all of that I was trying to find places to do product samplings for reGen (cocoa recovery drink http://www.regen2recover.com/). It just so happened there was a group run two blocks from my new apartment that night at 6:30. I called to make sure they’d be cool with me handing out free stuff (usually not a problem) and then decided to do it.
I rolled up to find a guy handing out beer from a cooler in his trunk and 30 people in running gear. I was confused. Then, someone asked the group, “Who’s a first time hasher?”
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My pre race meal was steak and oysters from Ebbitt. My family was in town for father’s day so we went out to celebrate. This protein rich meal is a little different than my traditional macaroni and cheese. I did sneak in a Georgetown Cupcake for dessert to get some carbs.
Race morning started bright and early at 5:00am. I got up and packed my things to set up the transition area before it closed at 6. After a quick bike ride from Georgetown (my warm up) I was in the middle of the energy packed start/transition area.